Brad Pitt is a Hollywood icon who is known for his super liberal views, which makes his latest admission extremely surprising.
In a recent interview, Pitt admitted that he loves guns and is a pro-gun activist. An Oklahoma native, he received his first gun as a gift when he was 6 years-old, and he has been hooked ever since.
“There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons,” Pitt told reporters. “My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was in kindergarten.”
Pitt said before receiving his first gun, he had been practicing with an air rifle since he was 4. When he was 8, he fired his first handgun.
Pitt confessed that he believes guns are “in [America’s] DNA,” but he also spoke out about the importance of knowing what you’re doing with them. He believes that learning how to use a gun at a young age is a good thing for a child to do.
“The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and deep respect for the weapon,” he said.
As a public figure, Pitt continues to use his guns to protect his growing family with Oscar-winning actress, Angelina Jolie.
“It’s very strange, but I feel better having a gun,” Pitt admitted. “I don’t feel the house is completely safe if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.”
It’ll be interesting to see if Pitt receives any backlash from his idiot liberal friends, but we’re proud of him for having the courage to come out as pro-gun!
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